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Official Alabama Soil
Bama Soil Series
The official state soil of Alabama is the Bama Soil Series. The Bama Soil Series includes fine-loamy, siliceous, subactive, and thermic Typic Paleudults and occurs throughout the state. The Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Alabama adopted a resolution at its 1996 annual meeting recommending the Bama Soil Series as the State Soil. The Association is composed of a group of soil classifiers representing the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Alabama A&M University, private soil consultants, the Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts also joined in recommending the Bama Soil Series as the official State Soil.
Photo by George Martin, Soil Data Quality Specialist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Auburn, AL. Profile was taken in Wilcox County, AL.
The Bama Soil Series was specified as the state soil of Alabama by the legislature in 1997. (Act no. 233)
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Updated: January 20, 2010